Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend Speaks Of His Friendship With Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger: “I Have Immense Respect For The Guy”


Though they’ve been the butt of many jokes over the years and the source of much disdain, Canada’s Nickelback and their frontman/guitarist Chad Kroeger have soldiered on, carving out a highly successful career for themselves, earning legions of fans and racking up various multi-platinum releases.

Admittedly Kroeger himself isn’t exactly innocent when it comes to backlash—look no further than Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor trading barbs last year—as to why he repeatedly takes a lot of shit.

That said, one prominent metal musician has come to bat for him, that being fellow Canadian, Devin Townsend, who explained his friendship and respect for Kroeger via the following tweets:

Empath” is the forthcoming new album from Townsend for which he has recruited numerous guest musicians for in the wake of disbanding the Devin Townsend Project.

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